Piedra’s residency is possible thanks to the generous support of the Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation.
Paula Piedra is a Cultural manager and writer. She is currently co-director and project manager of TEOR/éTica, an organization she joined in 2013. She is interested in being part of study groups that allow her to think about how to manage TEOR/éTica’s projects responding to the concerns and struggles that cross both the organization and its context. Since 2015 she has actively participated in the Arts Collaboratory Assembly and in different working groups and collaborative projects of this network. In 2017 she organizes the study group “¡UPE!” in collaboration with the collective Semillas: arquitectura en comunidad, to reflect on the role of TEOR/éTica in its local context: barrio Amón. Since 2019, together with Sofía Gallisá Muriente (Puerto Rico) and Nicolás Pradilla (Mexico) she forms a study group dedicated to think about the working conditions of art organizations in the Latin American context that culminates in 2024 with the publication of the book Introducción al Manual del empleade in collaboration with Beta-Local (Puerto Rico) and Taller de Ediciones Independientes (Mexico).
She was trained as an Interior Designer and Master in Project Management, she also completed a Diploma in Narrative Practices with the Colectivo de Prácticas Narrativas in Mexico City. As a writer she has published books of poetry, short stories and contributed with articles and columns for different national and international media.